In 1856 ships from the United States landed on the shores of Japan. The resulting culture clash has actually not ended to this day. (Having lived and worked in Japan I can definitely say that while the Japanese love Western culture, they do not like Americans.)
This music is my attempt to represent that initial 19th century culture clash through music. I have blended Western musical traditions with the often atonal Asian musical traditions.
1st Movement 12:02
2nd Movement 11:02
3rd Movement 10:10
4th Movement 11:07
This album is available on Amazon, iTunes, and at other music download sites around the world for $9.49 (Amazon) or $9.99 (iTunes). However, if you buy the album from this site the price will be only $7.50. Enjoy!
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